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Author Topic: Softail bobber  (Read 35281 times)

Offline ctluba

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Softail bobber
« on: Nov 07, 2012, 00:37:03 »
Well, since this is a bobber I thought I would post it here. Caught a little flack in the street fighter section. Since it aint a fighter, I understand. So here she is. :o

Yuck


Lookin better already


Temp set up so I could take a spin. GSXR 1000 front end with stock rear end


With CBR600RR rear end


Blacked out rear end


May be on the road this weekend. Have to: bolt up offset primary, install brake / tailight, buy and install drive chain, extended rear brake line, power to headlamp, weld up shock linkage shackle, install oil tank, re-bolt up pipes and bolt on the rear fender. ;D
« Last Edit: Nov 07, 2012, 00:49:48 by ctluba »

Offline lurkmaster2000

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #1 on: Nov 07, 2012, 02:47:31 »
wtf

Offline eric123

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #2 on: Nov 07, 2012, 17:22:56 »
 Really?   :o

Offline Cafe Redneck

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #3 on: Nov 07, 2012, 18:34:00 »
You had me, up untill the CBR rearend

Offline ctluba

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #4 on: Nov 08, 2012, 02:55:53 »
I guess I cant expect mere mortals to understand my powers!!! ;)

Without the CBR rearend, it is just another blacked out bobber. With the CBR rearend, it is a total HOT ROD.......Yeeeeeee Haaaaaaaa!!!! ;D

« Last Edit: Nov 08, 2012, 02:57:41 by ctluba »

Offline t71ford

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #5 on: Nov 09, 2012, 11:59:06 »
You had me, up untill the CBR rearend

+1...I don't understand....why did you use a Softail for this idea? Not trying to bust your balls, but every single thing about the chassis says cruiser--just forks and a swinger won't change that. The performance just isn't there.

Impressive that you got the swinger on, though.

Some people will tell you that slow is good - and it may be, on some days - but I am here to tell you that fast is better. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles….Hunter S. Thompson

Offline Flugtechnik

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #6 on: Nov 09, 2012, 13:52:24 »
Straight line hot rod?

Offline canyoncarver

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #7 on: Nov 09, 2012, 18:15:16 »
Pretty wild.  How does it handle?
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Offline jbeebe

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #8 on: Nov 09, 2012, 20:52:13 »
Pic #3 = B.A. awesomeness

Pic #4 = ........wait.....something looks different.... :o



Props for the unique build though, i'm following along
81' KZ 440 brat/cafe

Offline ctluba

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #9 on: Nov 10, 2012, 00:44:38 »
+1...I don't understand....why did you use a Softail for this idea? Not trying to bust your balls, but every single thing about the chassis says cruiser--just forks and a swinger won't change that. The performance just isn't there.

This bike is just build to be a bobber, hot rod, cruiser, custom etc etc. I am not going to try and carve a corner on it for sure. not lookin for performance at all. The parts did make the bike a metric ton less heavy and the brakes are 1000% better than the stockers. So she will get up and go and stop quick, who wouldnt want that?? Anyway, just a hot rod bro.

Almost done, maybe a rip tomorrow if I can iron out some odds and ends.